ERIC Number: ED390220
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
A Module for: Transition. A Module for Transitioning into a Preschool Program.
This training module is intended to assist families and service providers in planning the movement from home-based to center-based early intervention and preschool services for young children with deaf-blindness and other severe disabilities. The module's objectives for the trainee include recognizing the importance of agency collaboration for transition from early intervention services to preschool; demonstrating an understanding of the laws and how transition is addressed in the laws; and gaining information on structuring the coordination process according to recommended best practices. The module has 10 sections: (1) the introduction and pre-post test; (2) a section on the importance of collaboration for successful transition; (3) relevant legislation including Parts H and B of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and Head Start legislation; (4) samples of goals appropriate for meeting the transition requirements of the Individualized Family Service Plan; (5) suggested ways for gathering information and identifying needs; (6) a model for facilitating the transition meeting; (7) suggestions for recognizing and dealing with common barriers to interagency coordination; (8) definitions; (9) a resource list and bibliography; and (10) appended sample forms. (DB)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Compliance (Legal), Deaf Blind, Early Intervention, Educational Practices, Family Programs, Federal Legislation, Individualized Family Service Plans, Parent Education, Preschool Education, Severe Disabilities, Student Educational Objectives, Toddlers, Transitional Programs
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Appendix A to "Services for Children with Deaf-Blindness Pilot Project. Final Report; see EC 304 484.